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erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
eclipse - darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse
drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
gastronomy - art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
amorphous - formless; lacking shape or definition
jaunt - trip; short journey